CBRM Forward Economic Development Strategy:

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) commissioned a detailed planning process led by Dillon Consulting Inc. to guide the community’s progress over the next several decades. The planning framework includes an economic development strategy, a growth strategy, an overhaul of the municipal planning strategy, land use by-law and other enabling bylaws.

This document outlines the economic development strategy developed to create and leverage economic opportunity for the region.

This economic development strategy comes at a significant juncture for the CBRM. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of the local economy for over two years, disrupting business patterns, consumer demand and investment opportunities. Longer term demographic trends and shifts in the regional economy combine with the pandemic disruption to create an ideal time to rethink how the municipality and its partners position the community for future growth.

The economic development strategy provides the direction for future efforts to rebuild and reimagine CBRM’s economy post-pandemic to support business, attract new investment and grow the workforce. It outlines the CBRM’s economic development vision and will be an important part of CBRM’s overall comprehensive planning strategy.

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